We are here to stay and fight for rights of Punjab: Sukhbir Singh Badal

Upon the recent statement of Punjab Congress about resigning from assembly in lieu of negative verdict of Supreme Court on the matter of SYL Canal Dispute, Punjab Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal made it clear that the SAD-BJP government will not resign. He emphasized that waters of the state can only be protected while remaining in power.

“We as a government can only stop anybody from entering into our territory. We don’t want to finish the government and lose our control over the state. By resigning, we don’t want to finish our authority at this crucial juncture,” said Sukhbir

Taking a dig at Punjab Congress Chief Captain Amarinder Singh he said “As far as we are concerned, we will fight hard and will not allow any drop of water to other states,” Congress would lose nothing if the party’s three MPs out of the total 40 resigned.

Sukhbir Singh Badal

On the allegations made by suspended SAD MLA from Jalandhar Cantonment Pargat Singh against him, Sukhbir said replying to Pargat’s “baseless” charges doesn’t suit his stature. “I don’t want to give him importance.

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He added, “Pargat is a nice man and I have always been fond of him. I gave him everything. I made him director, sports, in the last tenure of our government. I made him MLA. I offered him the post of chief parliamentary secretary and he even agreed to it in a closed-door meeting. But later he refused. Why should I comment on a man nurtured by me only?”

As far as suspension letter is concerned Pargat can get the same from Party headquarters. He claimed that Pargat is targeting him only to get into the limelight.

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